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Tutoring not a long-term plan to help English pupils catch up, say teachers
School leaders are considering dropping out of the government’s post-pandemic scheme as it prepares to cut funding

Sally Weale

20, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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MPs call for action on pandemic-widened gap between England’s poor and rich pupils
Public accounts committee warns that without more intervention, attainment gap could take decade to return to pre-Covid levels

Sally Weale Education correspondent

06, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Funding for national tutoring programme in England to be doubled next academic year
Government agrees to reverse policy of cutting subsidy, with remaining amount being paid by schools

Tobi Thomas

23, May, 2023 @4:17 PM

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England tutor scheme closing tuition gap between rich and poor, data shows
Sutton Trust calls on government not to cut post-Covid funding as figures show 37% of children in poor homes had tutoring

Richard Adams, Education editor

09, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Nearly half of Spanish families pay for private ‘shadow education’
Study shows 47% of households with school-age children paid for lessons between 2019 and 2020

Sam Jones in Madrid

18, Jan, 2023 @2:05 PM

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52 acts of kindness: how to spread joy in every week of 2023
Whether fostering kittens, donating blood or delivering boxes of biscuits to striking workers, there has never been a better time to help out. And it will improve your life too

Emma Beddington

03, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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England’s Covid catch-up tutoring often ‘haphazard and poor’, Ofsted finds
Concern about quality of some tutors as inspectors find ‘strong’ programme in only half of 63 schools visited

Richard Adams Education editor

26, Oct, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Four out of five pupils in England say progress suffered due to Covid
State school pupils twice as likely to feel they have fallen behind than peers in private schools, landmark study finds

Sally Weale Education correspondent

13, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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£100-an-hour London maths tutor sets up free scheme for poorest pupils
Ex-banker hopes programme will help reverse some of the inequalities private tuition sector is exacerbating

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent

24, Aug, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Ex-tsar angry at neglect of pupils in England left behind in pandemic
Sir Kevan Collins says recovery plan may end up little more than ‘a few kids in the corner doing a bit of tutoring’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Government axes outsourcing firm for England tutoring scheme
Funding for national programme to go directly to schools instead after broad criticism of Randstad

Sally Weale Education correspondent

31, Mar, 2022 @2:02 PM

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Children need help to cope with the pandemic’s aftermath | Letters
Letters: Dr Hadyn Williams of the BACP says schools must have access to professional counselling services, while Pauline Chater highlights flaws in the government’s tutoring scheme and Peter Moore calls for a revised curriculum


16, Mar, 2022 @5:30 PM

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